“And, finding there was greater happiness and peace and rest for me, I sought for the blessings of the fathers, and the right whereunto I should be ordained to administer the same; having been myself a follower of righteousness, desiring also to be one who possessed great knowledge.” —Abraham 1:2
“You are never too young to start learning about patriarchal blessings. When you receive your blessing, you get a glimpse of eternity. You begin to see a picture of what lies ahead for you because your blessing will refer to your eternal purpose and journey.” —Julie B. Beck
This Day in LDS History
1849: The original nineteen wards in the Salt Lake Valley are organized, giving a model for the future establishment of Church units throughout the world.
1875: Elder Wilford Woodruff performs the marriage sealing of Sagwhitch and Mogogah and of Ohetocump and Minnie, two Shoshone Indian couples in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. These are the first sealings of American Indian couples.
1970: Elder Gordon B. Hinckley organizes the Lima Stake, the first stake in Peru.